Data Engineer at Newsela
This is an exciting opportunity to help build the next generation data warehouse for a mission-based company, growing 50% year over year. As a Data Engineer, you will be part of making insights accessible and timely by working closely with our data modelers to populate our data warehouse and transition it to incremental load processing. In your daily work, you’ll be responsible for optimizing data sourcing and transformation that create an efficient, effective data organization. You will focus on executing the data warehouse strategy to ensure resiliency, fault tolerance, and scalability, while also establishing best practices. You will also take a hands-on approach to collaborating with analysts and business intelligence to optimize the sourcing and consistency of KPIs, which will ultimately drive informed business decisions across the organization.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
This is a rare opportunity to make an impact on how Newsela thinks about data during a critical time in the company’s evolution. You will work closely with the Manager of Data Warehouse and other key stakeholders to optimize the most critical enterprise-wide KPIs that drive business growth and engagement. Using cutting-edge cloud technology, your work will combine deep analytics with analysis of user behavior, and will serve as the backbone of business intelligence and decision-making for Sales, Marketing, Product, and Customer Success. These insights will also be leveraged for C-level and Board reporting across Newsela. You will be joining the Data team as it doubles in size over the next year, and will help build the foundation for a product that transforms education through reading engagement.
Why We’ll Love You:
You have 3+ years of demonstrated success in sourcing, transforming, and optimizing data from divergent sources. You are an expert in creating an ETL/ELT foundation leveraging best practices for continuous improvement, in addition to possessing expert SQL, DDL, and DML knowledge. You are highly skilled in scheduling, dependency management, and optimization. You have used python or other scripting languages in order to help data analysts and data scientists, among other partners, optimize data models. You will have an acute understanding of data warehouse modeling techniques and some experience using cloud-based data warehouse technologies. Through your work in data engineering, you have expanded and improved either the data warehouse set, utilization, and/or business performance. You do all this, while also contributing to an engaging data team culture.
Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, Biography.com to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.